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 Post subject: All the King's men
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:57 pm 
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I just finished watching ALL THE KINGS MEN and I have to tell you, it moved me. Although it says it is not the life of Gov Huey Long, there are many things in the movie that lead you to believe that it is.

I then went and looked for things on Gove Long and once again was moved by a man that was killed so long ago.

If you get a chance watch the movie and go to this web link. This man did so much and wanted to do some much more and was killed like Kennedy, Martin, Bobby and others that were killed when they tried to make a America that we all could be proud of.

http://www.hueylong.com/life-times/index.php
what he accomplished
9,000 miles of new roads
111 new bridges
Free textbooks
Free schools
Statewide school bussing
Adult literacy programs
LSU expansion
LSU medical school
Expanded Charity Hospitals
Reformed mental institutions
Abolished poll tax
New State Capitol building
New governor’s mansion
New Orleans sea wall
New Orleans airport
Reduced utility rates
Natural gas to all cities
Reduced property taxes
Debt Moratorium Act
Some of Long's programs were completed by his successor, Gov. Allen.

What an amazing man.


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Good that this is being brought out now. We have lived on a diet of rightwing crap for so long, it is just good to know the left do wonderful things that help people--the right just help themselves...

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